PA Grand Mufti "demands our people to increase their presence at Al-Aqsa mosque, which is the exclusive right of Muslims"
Headline: “The [PA] grand mufti calls on our people to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque following the settlers’ calls to invade it”
“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein called on everyone who can to come to occupied Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque to take action and stand against the Israeli occupation.
In a statement yesterday [July 27, 2020], Hussein emphasized the danger in the settlers’ calls to invade the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque this Thursday (i.e., Tisha B’Av; see note below). He emphasized that they harm the faith of the Muslims worldwide.
He said that the occupation authorities, which are making the settlers’ invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque easier, bear the consequences of these crimes that harm the sensibilities of the Muslims worldwide.He demanded that our people increase their presence at the mosque, which is the exclusive right of the Muslims.”
Muhammad Hussein also serves as Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem.
The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore, they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.
Tisha B'Av - Jewish day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE and 70 CE) and the forced exile of most of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.